Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Bulls Hit 6000 Wins in 18-3 Blow Out Against Charlotte

Durham's 6000th win as a franchise was arguably the team's most impressive this season, 18-3 at Charlotte on Tuesday night. Matt Moore struck out nine in five shutout innings and had more than enough offensive support.

Moore (2-0) didn't allow a runner past first base, fanning nine and allowing three singles and a walk.

Durham (61-47) had all it would need by the end of the third inning. Durham took advantage of a pair of walks to start the first, scoring two against Joe Bisenius (3-1) on a Stephen Vogt groundout and a Dan Johnson single.

The Bulls knocked Bisenius out after three, scoring five in the third on a Russ Canzler RBI single, a three-run double from Nevin Ashley and a J.J. Furmaniak base hit.

Durham tied a season-high with 18 runs, as Canzler, Johnson and Reid Brignac all homered. Canzler had four hits and Johnson four RBI. Vogt belted three doubles and newcomer Matt Carson was on base three times.

Durham now has scored 18 runs in each of its last two road games, after collecting 27 total runs in the previous nine home games combined.

Durham now has a one-game lead over Gwinnett in the South Division with 34 games remaining. The Braves fell 4-3 in 10 innings to Indianapolis.

Durham takes on Charlotte again on Wednesday with LHP Alex Torres on the mound against RHP Matt Zaleski. Coverage begins at 7 pm, with first pitch on 620 the Buzz at 7:15.

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